Synonyms of butter someone up in English:

butter someone up

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1‘she was good at buttering up advertisers’


be obsequious towards, grovel to, be servile towards, be sycophantic towards, kowtow to, abase oneself to, demean oneself to, bow and scrape to, prostrate oneself to, toady to, truckle to, dance attendance on, fawn on, make up to, play up to, ingratiate oneself with, rub up the right way, curry favour with

wheedle, flatter, court, persuade, blarney, coax, talk into, get round, prevail on

suck up to, crawl to, creep to, be all over, lick someone's boots, fall all over, keep someone sweet, sweet-talk, soft-soap, brown-nose

vulgar slang kiss someone's arse, lick someone's arse

archaic blandish